Last week, Hayden Williams of the Leadership Institute was assaulted on UC Berkeley’s campus. Williams is a LI field organizer and he was trying to get more recruits for Turning Points USA. Apparently, this was very triggering for some because he was punched in the face for it. Students and some faculty of the school voiced their support for this act of violence because that’s the Left; words almost always fail them. It’s typical Berkeley. It’s how progressives deal with people who have a differing opinion. An investigation was launched, but for days he eluded capture. On February 25, Williams appeared on Fox News’ Hannity to detail his assault (via Free Beacon):
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Still sporting a black eye, Williams told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that some people walking by took offense to the table's sign, "Hate Crime Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims," a reference to the Jussie Smollett case. According to him, two men approached him in what he described as an erratic fashion, accusing him of promoting racism and violence, and one of them "took his aggression out on us."
He said he started recording the men out of fear for his safety. At one point, his phone was slapped out of his hand.
A man in a black shirt swore, flipped over his table, and then repeatedly cursed at him, threatening to shoot him at one point and calling him a "c—t," "motherf—er," and "racist, little inbred bitch." A bystander's video showed him tussling with Williams and finally sucker-punching him in the eye, walking away yelling, "f—ing c–t!"
Police do not believe the suspect is a student at the university.
On March 1, authorities identified the punk and booked him into jail (via CBS San Francisco):
A man being sought for the assault of a conservative activist on the University of California, Berkeley campus last month has been arrested.
A statement from UC Berkeley Public Affairs said a warrant was issued for suspect Zachary Greenberg and UC police arrested him Friday, booking him into jail at 1 p.m.
The incident was recorded by two Cal students with cellphones and video of the encounter has since gone viral.
Police will formally present the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of the filing of criminal charges, the university said.
Lock him up!